Friday, April 24, 2015

Unforgettable by Nat "King" Cole

This song enjoyed a resurgent appreciation when Cole's daughter, Natalie, recorded her successful LP featuring "duets" with her late father.

Nat Cole began his career as an accomplished jazz pianist. But with his smooth voice and memorable phrasings, he became a popular vocalist. He was the first African-American to host his own network TV show in the US.

Along with Frank Sinatra, Nat "King" Cole is my favorite "easy listening" crooner from the 50s and early 60s.

This song conveys the stunned incredulity of a man in love with an unforgettable woman, overwhelmed by the fact that she loves him too. It never loses its power or sweetness.

That's why, darling, it's incredible
That someone so unforgettable
Thinks that I am
Unforgettable, too

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